Randy A. Dougherty is Vice President, ANAB for the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board in Milwaukee, WI, since 2001. ANAB is the recognized national accreditation body for management systems certification bodies (CBs) in the in the US. Dougherty oversees the activities of a staff of 5 and 25 contract auditors. Dougherty has 30 years of experience in third-party conformity assessment. He was the president and CEO of NSF-ISR, Ltd, an ANAB accredited QMS and EMS registrar, from 1996 to 2000. He was employed by NSF International, an ANSI-accredited standardsdevelopment organization and third-party product certifier, from 1975 to 1996, in numerous capacities the last being as Vice President. Dougherty holds a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State College.